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Musings, for two violins, is designed as a series of short movements inspired by the 44 Duos for Two Violins by Béla Bartók — a piece we violinists tend to revisit throughout life because of its nimble nature and programmatic effect.
I also wanted to pay homage to some of my favorite composers of string music so that each movement is inspired by a different composer: J.S. Bach, Paul Hindemith, Antonio Vivaldi, Darius Milhaud, and references to my own Duo for Violin and Cello throughout. Each movement is like a passing whim, although distinct in character.
— Jessie Montgomery
Commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for MusicNOW and by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for Paul Huang and Danbi Um
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